- CROWDFUNDING STATISTICS (quotient.com)
- The combined platforms raised $1.5 billion in 2011; a staggering figure that is set to double by the end of 2012.
- The majority of platforms are based in North America (191 of total 208 in the U.S.), while Europe hosts 139 (44 in UK).
- The top five crowdfunding platforms are said to account for 95% of the total funding in Europe and 73% of the total funding in North America.
Why Crowdfunding Will Explode In 2013:
Forbes,October 2011 reports that : Estimates for annual crowdfunding transactions go as high as $500 billion annually compared to 2011’s $1.5 billion (anticipated to be $3 billion in 2012). If crowdfunding even begins to approach that scale, it will completely change the landscape for start-up financing.
FUTURE GROWTH CROWDFUNDING: a Monitor study suggesting that crowdfunding will grow to $500 billion annually.
CROWDFUNDING NEWS OCTOBER 18, 2012: (scroll down)
Forbes-Oct 16, 2012In a letter addressed to NYTechMeetup, President Obama mentioned crowdfunding as one of the tools available to grow the tech startup ...
Forbes-Oct 15, 2012Estimates for annual crowdfunding transactions go as high as $500 billion annually compared to 2011's $1.5 billion (anticipated to be $3 billion ...
Vancouver Sun-Oct 17, 2012Wikipedia describes crowd-funding as "the collective effort of ... Crowd-funding is used to support a wide variety of activities, including disaster ...
Sacramento Bee-2 hours agoEquity Crowdfunding is predicted to be the next big thing in 2013, and Sweden's FundedByMe has launched their Equity Crowdfunding ...
The Economist-2 hours agoNECESSITY, so the proverb has it, is the mother of invention. And science is nothing if not inventive. So, as conventional sources of money get harder to tap (the ...
Business 2 Community-7 hours agoIf you have an existing business and want to use crowdfunding to finance a ... Crowdfunding, the Next Big Option: Alternative lenders such as ...Here Comes The Crowd: How Investing Is Changing Seeking AlphaAs federal JOBS Act kicks in, local businesses look to benefit – but it ... Monterey County Weekly
Upstart (blog)-1 hour agoIt's also yet another play in the increasingly crowded crowdfunding realm, which is expected to explode next year when the Securities and ...
Gamasutra-Oct 16, 2012Infinite Game Publishing pulled in over $5 million in preorders that will go toward development on MechWarrior Online, thanks to its gamble ...
VentureBeat-Oct 16, 2012With just 17 hours left for its Kickstarter crowdfunding, Project Eternity has already raised more than $3.4 million. The pledged donations from ...